Hello and Happy Spring!  One of the most glorious seasons is finally here after such a cold and snowy winter across most of the US.  Everyone is welcoming sweet spring with open arms, and I know that I am most excited for all of my wonderful spring weddings coming up!

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Just in time, I released my Spring Newsletter which features everything blooming and new.  First up, my featured Engagement Session is of Katherine & Evan’s Destination Engagement Session in Lexington, Kentucky.  I’ve also written an article with my tips on Destination Weddings & Events!  It’s a subject close to my heart, as most of my weddings are destination, which I love.  Lots of tips for destination couples out there, so please take a peek.  I’ve also highlighted my Coffee Table Book as my featured fine art product in this issue.  An album is a must to preserve your special memories in a tangible form for generations to come.

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Last, I’ve announced my Spring Portrait Sessions which you can read more about HERE.  Contact me today for the special rates and to reserve your session May 24th in Atlanta!

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Cheers!

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Last month, I was honored to capture an amazing event that was a bit different than my usual jobs.  Usually for us wedding & event professionals, we are busy making memorable events for our clients.  This time, the tables were turned, and this event was especially for wedding & event professionals!  The sweet girls at It Takes Two Events and Chancey Charm dreamed up a plan to treat everyone to a party where we could, for once, let our hair down, have a great time, eat, dance and be ‘guests’…something that we are not used to.

All of the vendors (listed below) did a fabulous job of putting on not only a fun, but beautiful event!  So much talent was showcased, and everyone had a really great time.  Even though I was working photographing the event, I did manage to sneak in a few minutes to chat with colleagues…though, like at most weddings…I didn’t get to sit down and eat.  Occupational hazard I guess.  But it was so wonderful to see so many people that I work with and even meet a few new smiling faces.

Many thanks to Paul and his team at The Engine Room, we can’t wait for The Governor’s Ball 2016!!!

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To view all the photos from the event, please click HERE.  Password: “engineroom”

Cheers!

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SpringPortraits-SMgraphicANNOUNCING SPRING PORTRAITS!!!

*One Day only in Atlanta – See details below*

When: Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Starting at 1pm

Where: Outdoor Park in Central Atlanta

What: Family & Children’s Portraits – 40 Minute Session with Online Gallery and High-Res Files

6 Sessions are available at 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 3:45 & 4:15

Please email me for pricing & details and to book your session!  melissa@melissaschollaertphotography.com

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Just one frame from Brittany & Michael’s Engagement Session.  I am currently in love with classic, black & white film.  It is so timeless and elegant and I love how this frame from their session turned out.

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Cheers!

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Food for creative souls usually come in the form of artistic collaboration.  This editorial shoot was born over coffee with Natalia of Tailor & Table, where our ‘inspiration words’ were dark, moody, and texture.  Off our imaginations went from there and I couldn’t be happier with all of the loveliness that Tailor & Table dreamed up for this shoot!  We had a dream team of vendors and were lucky enough to have it published on Style Me Pretty.  You can see the full feature HERE.

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I can hardly believe it myself, but yours truly created the stationery suite and signage for the shoot myself!  Crafted from fine art papers using gold ink, hand drawings and lettering.

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A full post of the Editorial Shoot will be featured on the blog soon!

Cheers!

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